It’s All Happening began as a fanzine in Leeds back in 2008, so it’s good to be able to return to our roots and tell you how excited we are about Yorkshire’s Beacons Festival. Set in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales from Friday 17th August, the three day festival returns for its seventh year with another fantastic line up.
Wild Beasts, long time IAH favourites, will hooting and howling through their headline slot on Saturday night, whilst Roots Manuva and Toots and the Maytals headline the Friday and Sunday, respectively. There are also a host of hot new acts such as Hey Sholay, moody sisters 2:54, Savages and Outfit, in addition to more established bands such as Veronica Falls, back from breaking the US, Cloud Nothings the fun and frenetic Clock Opera.
Despite issues with flash floods in 2011, Beacons is now located to much higher ground on the same Estate, so there should be no repeat of the freak events of last year. Although a British festival wouldn’t be complete without a little rain now, would it?
Aside from the music, there are a host of other attractions to entertain attendees including guerilla theatrics, a kids area and a fancy dress theme of ‘All the fun of the fair’. What more could you want?
Tickets are available for just £84.50 from the Beacons Festival website.